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Old 04-25-2009, 06:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm a beginner snowboarder who wants to buy a snowboard. So I narrowed my selection to two boards (Custom or Un Inc.) and was wondering if you guys would give me some advice to which board to go with. A little background about how I ride and such not. I'm a beginner as mentioned and do freeride and in the future a little jumps. I ride in Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York (don't know if this will be helpful but it might). Many people tell me to go with the Custom board with Cartel bindings but at the Burton store in SoHo NY, I was told that the Un Inc would be great too or even better. She told me that I would have lots of fun doing all mountain and that the board is very similiar to the Custom but more aggressive. She also said that even though many say that the Un Inc is a park board that it's really not.
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the un inc is a freestyle deck, not a park board really. it is set back a bit, and a tad softer then the custom. directional flex im pretty sure, great deck for jumping and riding. i would take it over the custom.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You pretty much can't go wrong with the custom, burton haters aside it does everything well.

I asked myself exactly the same questions as you when I was shopping for a board at the end of last season, and I ended up with a Custom + Cartels.

I don't know anything about the Un Inc tho so can't really compare the 2.
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You pretty much can't go wrong with the custom, burton haters aside it does everything well.

I asked myself exactly the same questions as you when I was shopping for a board at the end of last season, and I ended up with a Custom + Cartels.

I don't know anything about the Un Inc tho so can't really compare the 2.
agreed. i have your exact setup for my trips out west and flows for the midwest riding. i love my custom so far and really wish burton wouldnt get ripped on so much.
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Old 04-26-2009, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There are a lot of small snowboard brands that have boards you will love way more than either of those. You should check out: crispy whips, prospect, publik, humanity...just to name a few.
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I have been riding and uninc for 2 season's now and its a great board for progression. It is labeled as a park board although I think it is more of a jumping board definitely not a jibstick, because of this it charges down the hill and is really good edge to edge although it is average at best in powder mainly due to the centered stance.. Set your front binding back you get a powder day and you'll be sweet.
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the un inc is a freestyle deck, not a park board really. it is set back a bit, and a tad softer then the custom. directional flex im pretty sure, great deck for jumping and riding. i would take it over the custom.
the uninc is centered, not set back. it has a directional flex. its torsionally stiffer than the custom, its stiff enough to ride all over the mountain and maybe a bit too stiff to bend around features in the park if you are very light.

the custom has a directional shape (nose kick is a bit longer than the tail kick) but has a twin flex and 10mm (about 1/2 inch) of setback. its slightly softer than the uninc.

to the OP, either board will work, they have different feels but are not so disimilar that you could say one is much "better" than another for doing certian things. if you don't already know what you prefer in a board you are likely to love either of them.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I believe the uninc is a stiffer(stiffest?) park board.
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So I'm a beginner snowboarder who wants to buy a snowboard. So I narrowed my selection to two boards (Custom or Un Inc.) and was wondering if you guys would give me some advice to which board to go with. A little background about how I ride and such not. I'm a beginner as mentioned and do freeride and in the future a little jumps. I ride in Northern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and upstate New York (don't know if this will be helpful but it might). Many people tell me to go with the Custom board with Cartel bindings but at the Burton store in SoHo NY, I was told that the Un Inc would be great too or even better. She told me that I would have lots of fun doing all mountain and that the board is very similiar to the Custom but more aggressive. She also said that even though many say that the Un Inc is a park board that it's really not.
since u live in nyc like myself, and go riding at the same places, i would prob recommend the custom. People usually say that if ur starting off, get a softer board since its easier to learn on. That all depends on how athletic u really are ( ur balance, reaction time etc ) i learned on the burton air which is about as stiff as the custom. I personally ride the custom x is mainly for speed, but the regular custom is an all around board which will prob suit u very well. trust me!!!
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